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Shik’is Cowl by Jennifer Berg

It’s no secret around here that I love my handknit accessories. They’re a perfect last-minute touch to your outfit, and here in CO, a much needed layer to keep all your bits warm.

Danielle agains a peeling grey wooden backdrop.  Danielle is in a dark sky blue peacoat with her hand in her pockets.  With a white, turquoise and teal cowl around her neck.

Pattern:  Shik’is Cowl by Jennifer Berg
Yarn: Ranger Merino by Echo View
1 each of:
Kingfisher Green (MC)
Hedwig (CC1)
Robins Egg (CC2)
Modifications:  None

I fell in love with Jennifer Berg’s new Shik’is Collection the minute she posted it on Instagram & knew I wanted to make the cowl for myself and the headbands as gifts for my cousins this Christmas. Shik’is means “my friend” in Navajo (which doubles the meaning of this as a gift) and Jennifer was inspired by the swirling pottery of the Acoma when designing the collection.

Cowel in knitted in white, turquoise and teal on a black background.

The patterns knit up beautifully, and the repeats help you finish in no time...You may even have time to knit some by New Years if you start soon!

Danielle walking down a city sidewalk smiling.  Danielle is in a dark sky blue peacoat with her hand in her pockets.  With a white, turquoise and teal cowl around her neck.

To get a similar look as the original pattern, I used Echoview Fiber Mill’s Ranger Merino yarn in Kingfisher, Hedwig, & Robins Egg (1 each).  Made with 90% Merino & 10% Rambouillet wool (all from the USA), this squishy yarn is perfect for accessories & will definitely keep you or your loved ones warm this winter. Plus, with this yardage, you should be able to get the cowl & headband out of just 3 hanks for a matching set!

Danielle against a peeling grey wooden backdrop.  Danielle is in a dark sky blue peacoat with her hand in her pockets.  With a white, turquoise and teal cowl around her neck.

If you haven’t checked out Echoview Fiber Mill or tries their yarns, I definitely recommend using one of their yarns for your next project. Their commitment to sustainable crafting is inspiring and has me planning more projects to support their efforts.

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